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All You Need to Know About Issam Fares and his Yacht Wedge Too


Yacht Name: Wedge Too - Length: 65 m (213 ft) - Guests: 12 in 6 cabins - Crew: 18 in 9 cabins - IMO 8989862 - Displacement: 1,300t - Feadship - 2002 - Yacht Value: US$ 70 million -


Issam Fares Net Worth: US$ 2 billion - Owners Company: Wedge Group - Owners Country: Lebanon -


The luxury yacht is designed by Phillip Starck.

Wedge Too Yacht

The yacht is a creation of the famous French designer Philippe Starck. She was the largest Feadship built at time of her launch.



She is powered by 2 Caterpillar engines. Which bring her a top speed of 16 knots. Her cruising speed is 15 knots. She has a range of 4,700nm.



Philippe Starck Design

Her superstructures comprise harmonious round forms and high windows with wood surrounds. The interior decoration will surprise those unaccustomed to Starck's style, as habitually, the designer mixes styles and periods.



Some parts are simply beautiful, like the large lounge and owner's bedroom. Other parts suffer from a certain coldness, like the dining room.




Two Tender Garages

The lower deck includes two garages for the tenders. With an access towards the bathing platform in the stern. There are four guest staterooms (aft), the engine room (to the center) and crew quarters (forward).



The first deck accommodates the large lounge (aft). And a section containing staircases, lifts, galley (to the center), the dining room . There are three other guest staterooms (forward).




Yacht Interior

The second deck is completely dedicated for use by the owner with a lounge (aft), the "staircases and lifts" area (to the center), a guest stateroom to starboard, the owner's dressing room to port, and the owner's panoramic suite (forward).



The third deck accommodates a panoramic lounge (aft), the "staircases and lifts" area (to the center), the captain's stateroom and the pilothouse (forward).



The sundeck accommodates a splendid Jacuzzi surrounded by a circular solarium protected by a roof. (source: www.yachtspotter.com).




Based in Monaco

SuperYacht Wedge Too can often be found in Monaco, with a black Rolls Royce Phantom parked in front of her.




Yacht Charter

The boat is not available for yacht charter. And she is not listed for sale.

Issam Michael Fares

He is a prominent Lebanese businessman. And a former member of the Lebanese Parliament.  And he served as Deputy Prime Minister of Lebanon from 2000 to 2005.




Issam FaresWedge Group

He operates the Houston, Texas based Wedge Group. The Wedge Group is active in energy, real estate and tourism.



Wedge Real Estate Holdings holds the USA real estate portfolio. It is worth more than US$ 300 million. The portfolio includes 1,500 hotel rooms and more than 1,500 square feet of offices.




Wedge Alternatives

Wedge Alternatives advises private equity managers on the structuring, marketing, and distribution of their funds. The company advises private companies with revenues between US$50 million and US$500 million. On their capital raising requirements.




Philanthropy

Fares is an active philanthropist, donating to good causes as education and research. Donation projects include the Fares Endowed Fund for Cancer Research and the Endowed Fund for Heart Research.



Issam Fares Net Worth

His net worth is estimated at more than US$ 2 billion. The personal website of Mr. Fares: www.issamfares.org.



Issam’s wife Hala Fares is an artist and a collector of jewelry and china. His daughter Noor Fares is a jewelry designer.




Stud Farm

Issam and Hala Fares are the owners of a large stud farm in Normany France. The farm named Haras de Manneville is home of about 75 horses. The estate is made up of 140 acres. Of which 100 acres are devoted to the horses. The family does not use the farm as their residence.




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Wedge Too is designed by Philippe Starck.

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Wedge Too in Monaco.

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A  chauffeur driven Rolls Royce Phantom follows the yacht around the  Cote D’Azur.

Fares was Prime Minister of Lebanon.

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Fares Residence (stud farm).

Issam Fares residenceLe Haras de Manneville

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Wedge Too interior

The interior of the yacht is also designed by Philippe Starck.

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The yacht’s dining room.

inside Issam Fares yachtowner's bedroom
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Issam Fares Billionaire and former member Deputy Prime Minister of Lebanon. May 10, 1937 https://www.superyachtfan.com/wpimages/wp392d1b6d_0a_06.jpg Wedge Group US$ 2 billion Hala Fares
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yacht Wedge Too https://www.superyachtfan.com/wpimages/wp91497be7_0a_06.jpg Value US$ 70 million